Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 2nd, 2006
The hormone, a small protein, or peptide, called gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH), puts the brakes on reproduction by directly inhibiting the action of the central hormone of the reproductive system: gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH). GnRH stimulates the pituitary gland to activate the reproductive system, whereas GnIH appears to reduce the effects of GnRH stimulation.
Researchers have long sought inhibitors of pituitary gonadotropins, but many had come to believe that such a direct inhibitor was...
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